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Valley Musica III Concert 10/23/11




1 hour 11 minutes 31 seconds

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time: 2 PM

Place: Performing Arts Center at Putnam Valley High School

146 Peekskill Hollow Road

Admission: free


Program:

Beethoven: Trio in B-flat major Op. 11 for clarinet, cello and piano

Schubert: Shepherd on the Rock


intermission


Fauré: Songs

Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op. 114


Musicians: Audrey Axinn, piano

Ilana Davidson, soprano

Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Fred Sherry, cello



Founder and Director, Audrey Axinn, is the Assistant Dean and a faculty member
of Mannes College the New School for Music. She is also on the chamber music
faculty at The Juilliard School. She performs regularly on the modern piano and
historical fortepiano at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill
Recital Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bargemusic, the Caramoor Festival
and the Salon/Sanctuary series. Recent master classes and lecture performances
include appearances at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague;
Cornell University; the New England Conservatory
and The Juilliard School. Critics have written: “Her touch is magical and the
fluidity of her playing exceptional. Her musical sensibility reminds one of
Landowska.” Ms. Axinn is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, The
Curtis Institute of Music, and The Juilliard School where she received a
Doctorate of Musical Arts degree. Ms. Axinn was a performer and Artistic
Director of Clementi Extravaganza, a conference and marathon concert in
celebration of Clementi’s 250th birthday; Lyceum, a historical instrument series
in residence at Baruch College; and 20th Century Retrospectives a concert
series sponsored by Rockefeller University. She is currently the Director of
“Music from Constable Burton Hall” a new summer festival of chamber music in
the Yorkshire Dales, England.
She has been broadcast on WXQR, WNYC and National Public Radio.

American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured
musicality and interpretive insight to repertoire spanning the 12th to the 21st
centuries. Ms. Davidson’s operatic experience includes the world premiere of
Libby Larson’s opera Everyman Jack, and an Alice Tully Hall debut as the Wife
in Philip Glass/Robert Moran’s The Juniper Tree. New York’s Carnegie Hall welcomed her for
Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience with Leonard Slatkin and the
Saint Louis Symphony, and Mahler’s Second Symphony with Benjamin Zander and the
Boston Philharmonic. She made her Avery Fisher Hall debut in Carl Orff’s
Trionfo di Afrodite with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra; sang
Carmina Burana with the Houston, Edmonton, Reading,
Alabama and Toledo Symphonies;
and appeared at the Monadnock, Bard, Berkshire Choral and Staunton Music
Festivals, the latter as Galatea in Händel’s Acis and Galatea. She performs
regularly with the Orchestra of St. Lukes as part of its Cantatas in Context
series. Other baroque projects include Bach’s Cantatas BWV 49 and 58 with Boston’s Handel and Haydn
Society. Her recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience
conducted by Leonard Slatkin won four Grammy Awards including Best Classical
Album. Other releases include Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley (Capriccio),
Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home by Paul Elwood and What Price Confidence by
Ernst Krenek (Capriccio). Ms. Davidson is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of
Music. She was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a participant
in the Aston Magna Early Music Academy

Praised as “…extraordinary...” and “…a formidable clarinetist...” by the New
York Times, Romie de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber
musician on major concert stages throughout the United States, Canada, Europe,
and Asia. She was recently a winner of the 2011 Astral Artists’ National
Auditions and was also awarded the First Prize in the 2009 Houston Symphony Ima
Hogg Competition. Ms. de Guise-Langlois is the founding member of Atria
Ensemble and Sospiro Winds, groups which respectively received the first prize
at the 2008 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and the Silver Medal in the 2007
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. Both ensembles have given numerous
concerts throughout the U.S.A.
and abroad, at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Izumi Hall, Osaka
and Trinity Church. Ms. de Guise-Langlois has
collaborated with such artists as Mitsuko Uchida, Yo-Yo Ma, Jeremy Denk, David
Shifrin, Peter Wiley, Scott St. John, Viviane Hagner, Larry Combs, and Tara
O’Connor. She is a member of The Knights, and has performed as principal
clarinetist for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and
the New Haven
and Stamford Symphony Orchestras. A native of Montreal,
Ms. de Guise-Langlois received her Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University.
Her Master of Music degree, supported by the Canada Council of Arts, and Artist
Diploma are from the Yale School of Music, where she received the Nyfenger
Memorial Prize for excellence in woodwind playing. Her principal teachers
include David Shifrin, Michael Dumouchel, and André Moisan. Ms. de
Guise-Langlois recently completed her fellowship at The Academy-A Program of
Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute.

Cellist Fred Sherry has introduced audiences on five continents and all 50 United States
to the music of our time through his close association with such composers as
Babbitt, Berio, Carter, Davidovsky, Foss, Knussen, Lieberson, Mackey,
Takemitsu, Wuorinen, and Zorn. He has been a member of the Group for
Contemporary Music, Berio's Juilliard Ensemble, the Galimir String Quartet, and
a close collaborator with jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea. He was a
founding member of Speculum Musicae and Tashi. He is on the faculty of the
Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music
and The Juilliard School. In his extensive recording career, he has been
soloist and "sideman" on hundreds of commercial and esoteric
recordings; his longstanding collaboration with Robert Craft has produced
recordings of major works by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Webern. In 2001, in
collaboration with the Chamber Music Society and Merkin Concert Hall, he
created and directed A Great Day in New
York, a groundbreaking festival featuring the music
of 52 living composers. Mr. Sherry has been an Artist of The Chamber Music
Society of Lincoln Center since 1984 and was its artistic director from 1989 to
1992.


This concert is presented in conjunction with the Putnam Valley
Central School
District and is funded in part by a generous
grant from the Anne Anastasi Charitable Foundation.






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